Equipment manufacturers’ environmental trophy : Kiloutou awards Volvo

Equipment manufacturers’ environmental trophy : Kiloutou awards Volvo

For the second edition of the « Equipement Manufacturers’ Environmental Trophy », whose objective is to reward an equipment manufacturer for its proactive climate strategy, its consideration of environmental issues in its R&D policy and the development of alternative solutions, Kiloutou has singled out the Volvo group for both its construction equipment (Volvo CE) and its operating vehicles (Volvo Trucks).

The « Equipment Manufacturers’ Environmental Trophy » was awarded on Tuesday 10 January prior to the Yellow Partners’ Days, an international trade fair organised by the Kiloutou Group and bringing together team members from its various entities and main suppliers, at the Lille Grand Palais exhibition centre.

This year, Volvo is being honoured for its commitment to a business model that balances sustainability and performance:

    • A proactive climate strategy with a Net Zero emission target by 2040 across its entire value chain, from raw material sourcing to the end of life of its products,
    • Ambitious environmental roadmap with a first step to 2025: gain 30% efficiency in the logistics system, save more than 150GWh per year and reach 65% of renewable energy,
    • Alternative solutions that allow us to enrich our “IMPAKT” range: 2.7 t electric excavator, 800 L electric articulated loader and fast loader.
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Testimonial by Olivier Colleau
This award symbolises our desire to work as an industry, mobilising our entire ecosystem to accelerate the sector's transition. By awarding the trophy to Volvo, we are recognising an approach that benefits everyone and offers concrete solutions for reducing the environmental impact of construction sites.
Olivier Colleau
CEO of the Kiloutou Group
Testimonial by Davy Guillemard
This award honours the Volvo Group and confirms our commitment to a proactive climate strategy initiated many years ago. We are pleased to receive this award, it is a recognition of the Volvo Group as a leader in Services & Solutions that contribute to sustainable development, to reducing our carbon footprint and to shaping the world we want to live in.
Davy Guillemard
President of Volvo CE France
Testimonial by Yani Penet
Our joint commitment is crucial to achieving our goals of reducing our environmental impact. We are proud to be able to continue our partnership with this award and to continue to facilitate the environmental transition of Kiloutou and our customers with complete AND simple solutions.
Yani Penet
CEO of Volvo Financial Services France

Created in 2021 by Kiloutou, the « Equipment Manufacturers’ Environmental Trophy » is part of the Group’s environmental, social and territorial impact strategy.

As a player in the sharing and functionality economy, Kiloutou’s virtuous model contributes to the decarbonisation of construction sites. As a reminder, the equipment rental business can reduce the carbon emissions of rented equipment by up to 50% compared to owned equipment over its entire life cycle (SGS Search / Climate Neutral Group / CE Delft study, June 2019).

Committed to a low-carbon strategy (reducing its direct CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050), the Kiloutou group is deploying, in addition to the « Equipment Manufacturers’ Environmental Trophy », initiatives such as :

    • –  the “Sustainable Equipment Meetings”, which bring together manufacturers, rental companies, construction and civil engineering companies and professional federations to identify the levers of transformation, based in particular on the studies carried out with Carbone 4 and Arthur D. Little, respectively on the technological and economic balance of alternative equipment and the projected energy mix of construction equipment by 2030. Little, respectively on the technological and economic balances of alternative equipment and the projected energy mix of construction and public works equipment by 2030,
    • –  a proactive R&D policy carried out at the Kiloutou Test Center to promote environmental transition,
    • –  an “IMPAKT” range of more than 3,500 electric, hybrid or dual-energy vehicles.

About Kiloutou :

Kiloutou, Europe’s third-largest generalist equipment rental company in Europe and a major player in the sector in France, has for over 40 years combined economic performance with environmental and human values to promote the most innovative solutions for an increasingly diversified customer base: construction and civil engineering companies, independent tradesmen, SMEs, local authorities, and industry. For its development, the Kiloutou Group relies on the expertise of more than 7,000 team members serving over 400,000 customers in seven countries across Europe, in France, Poland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Denmark (GSV) and following the acquisition of Grupo Vendap, Portugal. The Kiloutou Group network consists of 600 branches and fields the largest equipment range in the market, with over 1,000 product references and more than 350,000 pieces of equipment (excluding accessories) in four main product categories: earthmoving, access, utility vehicles and tools and light equipment. - -

About Volvo :

The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. It also offers a wide range of financing and services. Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, the Volvo Group employs about 100,000 people, has factories in 19 countries and customers in more than 190 markets.

Media contact :

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